The library is closed, and we are unfortunately unable to host in-person events and author visits. However, many publishers and book shops are hosting virtual meet-ups and talks with authors on Facebook Live, Zoom, and other virtual platforms. Check out the links below to see if one interests you.
Please Note: These events are not affiliated with or sponsored by the library. Registration may be required and will be with a third party host. Should you need assistance registering for or participating in them, please contact the hosting organization.
My America: C Pam Zhang
Hosted by The American Writers Museum
Thursday, June 4 @ 6:30 pm
"Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C PAM ZHANG presents her much-talked-about debut novel How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by numerous publications and online outlets, this is an electric debut set against the twilight of the American gold rush featuring two siblings on the run in an unforgiving landscape—trying not just to survive but to find a home. This program will be hosted live via Zoom."
One World Ideas & Action with Alicia Garza
Hosted by One World and Random House Events
Thursday, June 4 @ 8:00 pm
"In 2014, Alicia Garza wrote a Facebook post that helped create a movement: “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter. Black lives matter.” Join Alicia and One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson as they discuss the importance of resistance and resilience, and why they ground their work in a vision of collective humanity."
In Conversation: Matt Ortile & Fran Tirado
Hosted by Bold Type Books
Monday, June 8 @ 9:00 pm
"When Matt Ortile moved from Manila to Las Vegas, the locals couldn't pronounce his name. Harassed as a kid for his brown skin, accent, and femininity, he believed he could belong in America by marrying a white man and shedding his Filipino identity. This was the first myth he told himself. The Groom Will Keep His Name explores the various tales Ortile spun about what it means to be a Vassar Girl, an American Boy, and a Filipino immigrant in New York looking to build a home."
Virtual Event: Walter Johnson presenting The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States in conversation with DE NICHOLS
Hosted by Harvard Book Store
Thursday, June 11 @ 7:00 pm
"Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes WALTER JOHNSON—Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University—for a discussion of his latest book The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. He will be joined in conversation by designer and social entrepreneur DE NICHOLS."
My name is Megan Fenton and I have been a librarian in the Adult Services Department for 7 years now, ordering films and non-fiction for the last 6 of those. I am now privileged to be selecting adult fiction for the library, and look forward to providing you with a diversity of stories that you can escape into.
I'd love to hear about what you're reading, your favorite authors, and what reading is all about for you. You'll often find me in the lobby tidying shelves, at the 2nd floor information desk, or in the adult librarian's office on the second floor. You can also reach me by email at email@example.com.